Richard Petty Net Worth is$65 Million
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Profession: Racecar driver, Politician
Date of Birth: Jul 2, 1937
Country: United States of America
Richard Lee Petty is an American NASCAR driver with a net worth of $65 million. Richard Petty gained his net worth by winning the NASCAR Championship seven times and is nicknamed "The King". Petty was born in Level Cross, North Carolina, and has won a record of 200 races during his career including winning the Daytona 500 seven times.
Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937) is a former NASCAR driver who raced in the Strictly Stock/Grand National Era and the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. "The King", as he is nicknamed, is most well known for winning the NASCAR Championship seven times (Dale Earnhardt is the only other driver to accomplish this feat), winning a record 200 races during his career, winning the Daytona 500 a record seven times, and winning a record 27 races (ten of them consecutively) in the 1967 season alone. (A 1972 rule change eliminated races under 250 miles (400 km) in length, reducing the schedule to 30 [now 36] races.) Petty is widely considered one of the greatest NASCAR drivers of all time and is one of the most respected figures in motorsports as a whole. He also collected a record number of poles (127) and over 700 top-ten finishes in his 1,185 starts, including 513 consecutive starts from 1971-1989. Petty is a member of the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Hall in 2010.
Petty is a second generation driver. His father, Lee Petty, won the first Daytona 500 in 1959 and was also a 3 time NASCAR champion. Richard's son, Kyle Petty, is also a well-known NASCAR driver. Richard's grandson, Adam Petty, was killed in an accident at New Hampshire International Speedway on May 12, 2000, five weeks after the death of Lee. Meanwhile, Adam's brother Austin works on day-to-day operations of the Victory Junction Gang Camp, a Hole in the Wall Gang camp established by the Pettys after Adam's death. Petty married his wife Lynda in 1958 and they have four children - Kyle Petty, Sharon Petty Farlow, Lisa Petty Luck and Rebecca Petty Moffit - and 12 grandchildren. The family still resides in Petty's home town of Level Cross, North Carolina and operates Richard Petty Motorsports. The Richard Petty Museum is in nearby Randleman, North Carolina. Throughout Petty's career, but especially during his prime, Petty was known to stand for hours - backed against a fence,

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Richard Petty Motorsports to align with Richard Childress, Chevrolet

Richard Petty Motorsports will field Chevrolet entries in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series beginning in 2018 and form an alliance with Richard Childress Racing, according to a Friday announcement from RPM team officials. The organization, co-owned by ...
Posted: December 8, 2017, 9:54 am

Richard Petty Motorsports switches to Chevrolet, aligns with Richard Childress Racing

Richard Petty is back with Chevrolet. Richard Petty Motorsports confirmed Friday that the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team will move from Ford to Chevrolet for the 2018 season and will be affiliated with Richard Childress Racing. The Petty team, which ...
Posted: December 7, 2017, 3:27 pm

Report: Richard Petty Motorsports, Richard Childress Racing to align

Richard Petty Motorsports will switch from Ford to Chevrolet, be aligned with Richard Childress Racing and relocate to the RCR campus in Welcome, North Carolina, according to a report Thursday by SportsBusiness Daily. Spokespersons for Chevrolet, Richard ...
Posted: December 7, 2017, 7:11 am
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